It is with much sadness that we report on the passing of brother George J. Lyle on 20 May 2012. George was known to almost all in the Province of Argyll and the Isles and throughout Scotland. He was RWM of Lodge 774 from 1972-74 and also Past Provincial Depute Grand Master of Argyll and the Isles. Details of the funeral will follow in due course.
George Jaap Lyle. 1916–2012
Initiated on the 3 of October 1937 in Lodge St Barchan No 156 Awarded 70-year diploma 2007. Affiliated to 6 other lodges:
- Chessington No 6076 where he was Right Worshipful Master.
- St Molios where he was Right Worshipful Master (First affiliate to take the Chair)
- Fleur de Lys No 1722 where he was a Founder Member and RWM
- Sir Robert Murray No 1641
- Tir an Eorna No 1775 where he was a Founder Member.
- Jeanne d’Arc No 5 (French Constitution)
- Past President of the Board of Grand Stewards.
- Honorary Senior Grand Deacon of the Grand Lodge of Scotland
- Past Depute Provincial Grand Master of Argyll & the Isles
- Past Provincial Asst. Grand Director of Ceremonies
- Member of Grand Committee for over 4 years.
George was a member of other orders, including
- Sir William Wallace Royal Arch Chapter No 109.
- The Sovereign Chapter of the Princes’ Rose Croix No 11 (18th Degree)
- Founder Member of the Stewart Lochrie Sovereign Chapter No 197 (18th Degree)
- Sovereign Council No 43 (30th Degree)
- Member of the Royal Order of Scotland
- Founder member of Arran St Molios Royal Arch Chapter No 893
George passed to the Grand Lodge above during his 75th year of freemasonry.
Funeral and Interment
The funeral will be held at Whiting Bay Church on Thursday 24 May at 11:30 a.m. A bus has been arranged to meet the 9:45 a.m. ferry from Ardrossan, arriving in Brodick at 10:45 a.m. The bus will go from Brodick to the Whiting Bay Church, thereafter to Lamlash Cemetery for the interment. Following that, the bus will go to the Lagg Hotel, returning to Brodick in time for the 4:40 p.m. ferry to Ardrossan. Please send messages of condolence to Jenny at the following address:Jenny Kerr
28 Ambleside Avenue
London SW16 1QP
Bible Readings from the funeral service
1Remember now thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh, when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them; 2While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars, be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain: 3In the day when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and the grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened, 4And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of musick shall be brought low; 5Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets: 6Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. 7Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto God who gave it. 8Vanity of vanities, saith the preacher; all is vanity.
1 Corinthians 13
13 Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. 2 And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing. 3 And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing. 4 Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 5 Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; 6 Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; 7 Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things. 8 Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. 9 For we know in part, and we prophesy in part. 10 But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away. 11 When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things. 12 For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known. 13 And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.